US Navy

Robert I. Shaw

July 9, 1934 ~ October 26, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Robert Shaw Obituary

Robert I Shaw, 89, of 72 Tollgate Hill, Reedsville, passed away on October 26, 2023 at home.  

He was born on July 9, 1934 to the late Robert Shaw and Sarah L. (Emerick) Shaw.  On May 26, 1955, he married his wife Patricia Shaw, who preceded him in death on July 23, 2023.  In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Peggy Hefkin, Sally Stull and Judy Treaster.  He was the last of his immediate family.

Surviving are his daughters, Robin E. Cain of Reedsville and Tracey A. Boyer of Reedsville; four grandchildren, Brandon Kline and fiance’ Anna of Bloomsburg, Amanda Crosson and husband Aaron of Lewistown, Caitlyn Kucera & husband Steve of Middletown, Rebecca Bunch and husband Bryan of Lewistown; five great-grandchildren, Madison Boyer, Reily Kucera, Grayson Hileman, Jasper Berrier, and Jackson Bunch.

He graduated from Armagh-Brown in 1952.  He served in the U.S. Navy as a machinist mate 2nd class on the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans, serving from March 9, 1955 – March 5, 1959.  He was employed and retired from the Standard Steel in the tool crib of the Machine Shop.

A former member of Reedsville Lutheran Church, he served on the church council and served as President four times.  He was a Sunday school teacher and choir member.  He is a current member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewistown, where he served as a choir member. 

He enjoyed doing woodworking projects, gardening and later in life he enjoyed putting models together.  He loved to read and do crossword puzzles, and also enjoyed singing, and doing folk art painting on his woodworking projects.  He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and loved having holiday meals with his whole family.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2023 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 North Main Street, Lewistown with Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating.  Family will receive friends from 1 – 2 p.m. prior to the service.  Burial will take place at the Church Hill Cemetery.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 625 N. Governor Printz Blvd, Suite 2, Essington, PA   19029 or online at

Arrangements are under the care of Henderson-Bohn Funeral Home, 55 North Main Street, Reedsville.  Online condolences can be made to

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November 3, 2023

1:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church (Lewistown)
120 North Main St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Funeral Service
November 3, 2023

2:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church (Lewistown)
120 North Main St.
Lewistown, PA 17044


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